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Title: The afternoon pressure for sleep
Author: Mavjee, Vijay
ISNI:       0000 0001 3621 7154
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1992
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Halfway through the waking period, around early afternoon, there is a strong propensity for sleep to occur again. This second sleep tendency is part of a 12-hour rhythm of sleepiness, that I have termed "The Afternoon Pressure for Sleep" (APS). Evidence for this bicircadian sleepiness, include siesta cultures, short sleep latencies in the afternoon, a midday peak in pathological sleep attacks, and the concentration of napping to this afternoon window. The flexible nature of the human sleep/wake cycle allows for napping to be easily suppressed, as necessitated by social and occupational demands, and so the APS is readily masked.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Psychology